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General Information
The date when the cluster organisation was established: 
Monday, 18 January, 2010
Number of staff in the management team of the cluster organisation : 
6-10
Regions: 
Centre
Membership to other networks/partnerships: 
Cluster Management Team: 
NameSurnamePositionEmailGender
Michalski
Julie
Project Manager
julie.michalski@poledream.org
Female
Bertrand
Francis
Cluster Manager
francis.bertrand@poledream.org
Male
Languages spoken: 
English
French
German
Spanish
Sectoral and Industrial Focus
Sectoral Industries: 
Environmental Services
Information Technology and Analytical Instruments
Technology fields: 
Wastewater Recycling
Water Resources Management
S3 EU priority areas: 
Cleaner environment & efficient energy networks (e.g. smart grids)
Sustainable land & water use
Emerging industries: 
Digital Industries
Environmental Industries
Composition of the cluster
Total number of members: 
101
Number of SME members: 
45
Number of start-ups among SME members: 
3
Number of larger company members: 
15
Number of research organisations/universities/technology centres: 
2
Entrepreneurship and scale-up support facilities in the cluster's ecosystem (see "Organisation type"): 
Name and link of major players: 
NameWebsiteType
BRGM
Research Organisation
ANTEA GROUPE FRANCE
Larger Company
VEOLIA
Larger Company
SUEZ
Larger Company
CNRS
Research Organisation
EDF
Larger Company
ATOS
Larger Company
AQUALTER
SME
Cluster Strategy
Mission/Objectives: 

DREAM Cluster is a french cluster dedicated to water management technologies, and gathers SMEs, research and training centers: 9 years of experience, 650 actors alongside the brand "France Water Team", 85 accredited R&D projects, 83M€ R&D global budget. The cluster aims at fostering the emergence of collaborative innovation projects and supporting the companies' growth. It is now the recognized representative for the field of green technology related to water and aquatic environment (and cross thematic such as digital agriculture, water in the cities).

Do you have a formalised strategy?: 
Yes
Do you have a specific strategy focus that addresses internationalisation ?: 
Yes
Services
Support services provided: 
Internationalisation support (= Access to third countries markets)
Access to public support (regional/national programmes, innovation vouchers, etc.)
Facilitation of collaboration between members
Promotion of activities (marketing/ visibility)
Innovation Management / Support of innovation processes (internal, external)
Details of support services: 

The DREAM Cluster makes faster the achievement of R&D and innovations projects (arrangement for a consortium, orientation toward the good funding window, writing of an application form for a call for projects), supports the economic development of innovative companies (facilitated access to the calls for tenders, trainings for improving the applications to calls for tender, preferential rates for exhibiting in a trade show) and enables companies and researchers to forecast better the future markets (markets studies, networking, structuring of the sector).

Cooperation Activities
International Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
China
India
Viet Nam
Our cluster organisation undertook the following international activities to support our members: 
Participation at missions/events/study visits/fairs
Trans-national Cooperation
The main countries targeted by the cluster organisation: 
Spain
Our cluster organisation undertook the following trans-national activities to support our members: 
Support to collaborative activities/etc.
Support Programmes
Participation in Funded Support Programmes: 
European ProgrammesProject Name
H2020
INTERREG

INTERREG EUROPE / BIGDATA4RIVERS / Partner 

H2020 / Projet Ô / Member of the advisory board 

Interreg NWE / CARE-PEAT / Member of the advisory board